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Testing and Evaluating the Efficiency of Low-cost Methods in Seagrass Mapping.

Title:
Testing and Evaluating the Efficiency of Low-cost Methods in Seagrass Mapping (2016).
Authors:
Buchet V., Panagiotou M., Drakulic M., Ribeiro De Moraes K., Miliou A., van den Berg J., Cox C.
Abstract:
The health and conservation of seagrass is irrefutably of great importance to the health of marine biodiversity. Its distribution is in a
steady decline and there is a lack of studies and gaps which exist in cheap, easy and effective methods. Therefore, we aim to test
and evaluate the efficiency of kayak-based surveys on the distribution of Posidonia oceanica. In conclusion, the most sufficient
method to map the seagrass is to use a Go-Pro and Lowrance Elite-4 sonar on a two-person kayak.